Adobe Desktop Publishing Course - February 2015

When: 16th - 20th February 2015
Cost: $900
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily (lunches and refreshments provided)
Where: Solution Centre, 118 Enterprise R

A certificate of completion will be issued for each of the software packages covered.

NB: If you sign up and pre-pay for both the introductory course and the advanced course (held between 20th - 24th April 2015) you will receive a discount. Please contact or (04) 442864 to find out more about this offer.
Training Agenda
Day 1:
  • Intro to DTP and Adobe Illustrator CS6 | CC
  • Print technology Intro.
  • Colour theory.
  • The principles of good print designs
  • Typical DTP work-flows
  • Adobe Illustrator CS6 | CC - Covers the design features of this vector package. Practical exercises take the learner through tools and panels in the application and how to use them to create original designs.

Day 2:

Continuation of Adobe Illustrator CS6 | CC

  • User Interface / Navigation / Viewing • Working with Artboards
  • Isolation Mode / Drawing Shapes
  • Compound Paths / Pathfinder / Shape Builder
  • Working with Text
  • Clipping Masks / Shaping tools / Drawing Tools 
  • Working with Colour fills, gradients and patterns
  • Transforming
  • Symbols / Gradient Mesh / Blends
  • Liquification Tools / Bitmaps / Preflight
  • Output / Saving 
Day 3: 

Adobe Photoshop CS6 | CC - The learner is taken through the main features of Photoshop, touching on Colour Correction for Photography, Image design and Composition, Round-tripping, Image Manipulation / Editing / Touching-Up, Airbrushing, “make-overs” and much more.
  • User Interface / Navigation / Screen Modes / View Options • Saving / Exporting / Image Size and Resolution
  • Selection Tools / Helper Tools
  • Refine Edges / Select Menu 
  • Adobe Bridge / Text and Type
  • Layers / Transforming / Working with Colour
  • Colour Correcting / Smart Objects / Smart Filters / Round-tripping
  • Output
Day 4:

Adobe InDesign CS6 | CC
- InDesign has become the DTP operator’s programme of choice because of it’s integration with other Adobe products and it's flexible and fast work-flow in
creating incredible, stylish and simply beautiful publications. 
  • User Interface / Page Setup / Working with Pages
  • Working with Text / Working with Graphics
  • Fill & Stroke / Transparency and Effects
  • Working with Colour / Layers / Working with Content • Transforming / Typography Tips and Tricks 
Day 5:

Adobe Acrobat XI Pro for DTP
- A brief introduction to using Acrobat in the DTP work-flow for quick editing and pre-flight
  • Project work: Using what has been learned in the four days, we will work on a practical exercise creating a logo and brand pack in Illustrator; editing, colour correcting and compositing photos in Photoshop; creating and pre-flighting a brochure using all the above in InDesign; and finally outputting to print-ready PDF, packaging and archiving.


16 February 2015